One way to kickstart your creativity is to try something new, something out of the ordinary that you don't usually do. It might be as simple as deliberately wearing complementary but mismatched socks, or as elaborate as travelling to Paris and people watching along the Champs-Elysees. For me, it meant taking in a new movie … Continue reading Love Money? What Would You Do For 4 Million Dollars?
Video trailer for "A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power and Jayson Blair at The New York Times" and links on Mark Driscoll's "citation errors," Why Pastors Should Plagiarise in Their Sermons, 6 Thoughts on Plagiarism, Creative Expression, and Sermon Writing, plus an entire website on plagiarism.
So where do writers get their ideas? From reading, observing, and thinking about things, of course. As gifts of God borne out of silence and prayer, yes. But just as often in random and unexpected ways when we're off doing something else. [with some favourite links on creativity]
Last week, I posted on Facebook: "Les Mis--les merveilleux! Saw the matinee and felt like clapping." In lieu of clapping, I wrote this reflection on forgiveness, freedom, and the Spirit of God.
A review of the newly released documentary, Hellbound? - thought-provoking and a good discussion starter.